Friday, July 11, 2008

Dad tip #83: Other less obvious symptoms of teething

Your kid drooling like crazy and chewing on everything in sight may be some obvious indicators that he's teething. But today, I learned of some other less obvious signs of teething.

Our boy had some light diarrhea the past couple of days and we saw that he had a mild fever of 99.7 today. I called up the pediatrician's office and spoke with a nurse only to discover that he's displaying classic symptoms of teething.

I don't know the exact science behind it but the words "inflammation, gums, virus, mild fever, and diarrhea" came up. We were told to stay away from fruits beginning with the letter "P" and to call back if there were any major changes to our boy's behavior.

So, that wasn't so bad, but it was surprising for me because I NEVER would've associated yellowy watery stinky smelly icky poo with teething.

Did I mention stinky?

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Blogger Angie said...

I was surprised to hear that myself. Something about the immune system weakening...they may tell you to put him on the BRAT dies - Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast if the diherria gets worse. I know this is going to sound really strange but if your son gets diaper rash REALLY bad from the diherria, try dabbing Maalox on it. It takes the burn out right away.

July 12, 2008 7:01 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I have GOT to remember to not read your blog while eating.

July 13, 2008 3:04 PM  
Blogger silinx said...

Mike, shouldn't you be honeymooning or something?

Angie, we've definitely heard of BRAT. Mike likes to bind himself up with that diet. :)

July 13, 2008 6:11 PM  

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